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Today... One thread per day / Re: Friday 14th August
« on: Today at 07:58:28 »
Today, our roof is supposed to be coming off.  Scaffolding is conspicuous by its absence.  Rain is forecast every day into next week!  Oh joy.

Mum taught us all to sew from the age of 4 or 5.  I had a child's Little Betty sewing machine (recently rediscovered) and we used to use a beast of a BSM hand crank without thread to stitch round patterns that mum drew on paper.  I also learnt to knit when I was 4 or 5.  I think I first knitted and sewed a garment for myself when i was about 11.
I also went to a very academic school but did needlework through to A level which included some tailoring and pattern making. 

I always made clothes,  soft toys and house stuff until I saw a booklet called Weekend Log Cabin Quilts and fell in love with log cabin.  I knew nothing about quilt rulers and rotary cutters and made a QAYG log cabin Ohio star wall hanging out of curtain fabric, measuring and cutting the strips with tape measure and scissors.  That was 30 years ago and I still have it.

Having retired just before one of the coldest winters in living memory my time spent indoors googling led to the discovery of a Pam and Nicky Lintott jelly roll BOM quilt - I was hooked and forever trapped on the dark side.  :ninja:

(The jelly roll BOM quilt top is still rolled up waiting to be sandwiched and quilted  :))

I feel that a bit of either black or blue in the border would look good perhaps a narrow half inch or inch then a wider border to make up the size yourecaiming for.
If you went for a very wide border at the bottom you could piece some squares into it that would mirror the main design.
Thats probably as clear as mud.

Machine Accessories / Re: Anti " chase yer foot pedal " gizmo
« on: August 12, 2020, 11:15:27 AM »
@Ploshkin I had a pair of boots with a welt that did that on the edge of my brake pedal occasionally when I tried to take my foot off the accelerator.
Oh yes @wrenkins long boots that caught on the underside of VW camper seat - I rolled backwards into a few hedges and fences  :)

The Contemporary Quilt winner  is a current day version of the Silk Cigar Ribbon quilt c.1875 in the American Museum.

Machine Accessories / Re: Anti " chase yer foot pedal " gizmo
« on: August 12, 2020, 10:05:58 AM »
When I depress my big Pfaff foot pedal it sometimes sneaks forward and goes under the edge of the Horn cabinet.  When I take my foot off the machine just keeps going!  I have got it on a bit on anti slip stuff but it's not sufficiently grippy.

Today... One thread per day / Re: Wednesday 12th August
« on: August 12, 2020, 09:02:27 AM »
Well, today's a bonus day for me because I believed it to be Wednesday all day yesterday.  Even when DH came home and said it was Tuesday I had a sneaky look at my Kindle because I thought he was wrong.
It's going to be hot and very humid again but we have been missing the storms.  I'm glad because thunderstorms and incubating eggs are not good bedfellows.
Ive just about finished clearing out and relocating the office but I have decreed that the contents of the filing cabinet must not be replaced without having been checked and chucked if needed.  I need to get outside and rake up the cut grass before it gets rained on and I'm also going to make an attempt at getting an appointment for a hair cut.  I'm not desperately keen on venturing out for that but my fringe nearly touches the end of my nose now.
Have a good day everyone.

Today... One thread per day / Re: Tuesday 11th August
« on: August 11, 2020, 10:02:34 AM »
You have my sympathy @Acorn I've lost count of the number of times our stuff has been fried by lightning strike over the years, we were always replacing the sky box.
Western Power have been here this morning to wrap the wires for the builder but have decreed that it can't be done because it's high voltage (they would have known that if they'd looked on their map).  So, if the builder thinks its going to be too close when the new roof trusses are being installed they need two weeks notice to turn the power off.  It won't stop the first part of the job.

Today I'm finishing off compressing the office and my sewing into one small room.  I can't believe the amount of stuff I've boxed up for storage, I had intended taking it over to the cabin today but DH has announced that he will be having a day off from the straw harvest to help me tomorrow so I will leave it so he has something to do  ;)
Have a good day everyone.

Hi, I'm new... / Re: Newbie from South Wales
« on: August 11, 2020, 09:45:24 AM »
Croeso @JoozzyJoo its nice to see someone else from the Principality, we're quite a rare breed here.  There are plenty of us on here willing to help, advise and tempt you  ;)

Today... One thread per day / Re: Monday 10th August
« on: August 10, 2020, 12:59:20 PM »
I guess @Ploshkin has also had it.

@Acorn no lightning, only a few blobs of rain but some impressive thunderclaps right on top of us.
I had my fingers crossed that the power wouldn't go off because I just set some eggs in my incubator yesterday evening!

It's very warm and muggy now.  I'm crawling around in embarrassingly dusty places packing up the contents of the office for relocation or storage.  The builder has been here - the roof is coming off on Friday! I've also moved all the pots and other stuff that has accumulated round the outside of the house.  DH will have to show his face at some point because I won't be able to move the desk and filing cabinet on my own and some of the boxes for storage are heavy too.

Fun with Fabric / Re: Fabric suitable for making a cardigan
« on: August 10, 2020, 07:01:38 AM »
So French Terry- is it knit finish on one side and loopy on the inside?
There doesnt seem to be any standard for French Terry.  I've had lightweight cotton knit with a looped back, lightweight cotton knit with a jaquard type weave and soft, cotton jersey with a brushed back in various weights and stretchiness - all described as French Terry.  You never quite know what you are going to end up with.

Today... One thread per day / Re: Sultry Saturday 8th August
« on: August 09, 2020, 07:27:44 AM »
Ah, @Renegade Sewist @Kwaaked but we have midges (especially in Scotland and our nearest pub by the river)
You can hardly see them but they are the most vicious blighters.  I would defy anyone to hang about outside when the midges are about on a summer evening.

A very nice job @Kayfersmum there's no way back from the sark side now  :ninja:

Today... One thread per day / Re: Sultry Saturday 8th August
« on: August 08, 2020, 18:25:59 PM »
@hernibs Glamorgan sausages are not meat ones.  They are made with breadcrumbs, leeks and cheese bound with egg.  Traditionally, mature Caerphilly is used (not the bland, white, crumbly stuff in supermarket vac packs) but I find they work well with mature cheddar.

Today... One thread per day / Re: Sultry Saturday 8th August
« on: August 08, 2020, 08:49:33 AM »
Its warming up here, been up since 6.00, been out and done stuff and off to see mum in FoD today.  Ive just made some Glamorgan sausages to take for lunch with some home grown salad.
Have a good day everyone  :)

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